Since 2017 I’ve been going to the Etna Volcano in Winter and fell in love with the Italian caribbean symphony, the incredibly warm, vivid yet soothing vibes and the spectacular scenarios! The active volcano overlooks the city dominantly like an envious god, yet Catania doesn’t mind with it’s Sicilian nonchalant defiance. We’ll surf down the best trails and slopes the mountain has to offer, all the way to the beach for a dip and the classic aperitivo. We won’t miss out on the bursting city life either, soaking up some of that southern vibe.
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After a day riding on the vulcano we sit by the fire and talk how things started here and what Adriano Cristaldi is up to. He is our local guide.
The thrill of walking on solidified lava will follow you visiting the attractions on the side of our tour. From the spectacular lava flow caves dating back to the Bronze Age, up to the “Wine Route” with the numerous wineries of international interest.
The frescoes in the streets of Linguaglossa, the medieval village of Castiglione or the lively Baroque city of Catania are a must see. The old city welcomes the masses on endless historical sites brought back to light after being covered from lava flows in the 1600s.
The imprint of Greek and Roman civilisation such with the many structures, decadent theatres, spas and architecture, heirs of Homer’s Odyssey.
Everyone needs to experience the popular cuisine, the Catania street food, the famous fishers market, the local fresh goods along with the typical wine and brew. Our last evening will complete the original Sicilian experience fully indulging in the aromas, style and colours of the old city center. A typical aperitivo-dinner to celebrate our tour, strolling trough Catania night life, in the alleys of the bars and fishermen.
I was born and lived at the feet of the volcano, yet only with 25 I fully realised of how extraordinary my home town really is. Mount Etna is like a god that dictated the formation of Catania and its peoples. Mountain biking inspired me to explore the trails surrounding me and that’s how I got to know Lorenzo.
My passion for this sport grew and my goal is now is to create amazing trails and show people around Etna on incredible tours!